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Biologist - NIH - MGU at Camris International in Bethesda, Maryland

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:


CAMRIS is a clinical and life sciences firm that realizes innovative solutions to challenges worldwide through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. We combine our proven systems with today's most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. Our core practice areas include HIV/AIDS, microbiology and infectious disease research, vaccine research, development and production, global health security, biodefense, and clinical research.

CAMRIS attracts the next generation of scientists to work at premier government research and development institutions with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, under world leaders in health research. Our exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, and life insurance. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing health and research organization dedicated to making the world a healthier place, please apply today!

We are seeking a Biologist to provide the following services in support of the mission of the Medical Genomics Unit (MGU) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH):


  • Communicate pertinent medical, genetic, psychosocial and psychophysical information, including recurrence risk assessment and family planning options, to patients and their family members, as is indicated.
  • Provide initial psychosocial assessments of primary NIAID patients and refer for continued care.
  • Serve as a liaison with genetics/genetic counseling societies, patient support groups and other non-governmental agencies interested in inherited eye disease, as requested by the Task leader.
  • Assist in clinical and translational research in the Branch, including performing reviews of relevant medical/scientific literature, organizing data, and writing manuscripts for publication, and formal presentations of this information at internal NIAID conferences and/or at national/international scholarly meetings.
  • Construct family pedigrees, contact family members, aid in obtaining genetic specimens, and facilitate proper clinical and research molecular testing.
  • Participate in ongoing clinical quality control within the lab, making suggestions for how to best integrate and execute genetic services in NIAID.
  • Assist in conducting behavioral and genetic counseling research.
  • Evaluate the potential impact of legislation, papers, reports, and other information on current and planned genetic counseling activities and recommends appropriate action.
  • Brief lab personnel on emerging genetic and genetic counseling issues and recommend responses to such issues.
  • Assist in the preparation and execution of relevant NIAID research protocols.


  • Must be certified as a Genetic Counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
  • Must be able to be credentialed by the NIH Clinical Center.
  • Knowledge pertaining to privacy of the patient, privileged information and secure handling of the patient's medical records
  • Masters Degree in Genetic Counseling required.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in a laboratory setting